Anambra Guber: Why Enemo Is Best Running For Me – Ozigbo
Mr Valentine Ozigbo, a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Nov. 6 Anambra says Mrs Azuka Enemo is most suited running mate for him.
Ozigbo who said this in a parley with journalists in Awka said Enemo was single handedly picked by him contrary to insinuations that she was imposed on him.
Ozigbo said he chose Enemo based on her experience, a devout Anglican and the need to mainstream women in the politics of the state.
Ozigbo said he also considered the fact that Enemo is from Anambra North Senatorial District with electoral value.
He admitted a list of possible candidates for the position was sent to him in the past but he turned it down not because the individuals were not good but because there were certain criteria he insisted on.
He said women and youths were critical to economic prosperity and wellbeing of any society adding that groups would enjoy special attention under his administration if elected governor.
“I decided to run along with Mrs Azuka Enemo because of her huge integrity and large support base, nobody imposed her on me.
“The fact that I ran an election primary for two years in the state should have given me an idea of who my deputy would be though I didn’t decide on that even after the primary.
“I am not one of the people who go to politicians to make empty promises, I engage the leadership of Anglican Communion to get my deputy.
“I had to be thorough about the choice of running mate because she must be someone I have full confidence in,” he said.
Ozigbo said he had no godfather in his mission to Anambra Government House and called for the support of all.
According to him, PDP alone cannot win this election, we need the support of APC, APGA and other parties; they are welcome.
“As a matter of fact, I’m an independent minded person who does not believe in godfatherism. Not even Mr Peter Obi, Tony Elumelu or any other individuals,” he said.
He noted that the leadership of the party could make suggestions to him based on issues, adding that such suggestions must be evaluated on their merits.